05 Jul '12, 2pm

PICTURES: Stray dogs' last moments captured by Taiwan photographer

PICTURES: Stray dogs' last moments captured by Taiwan photographer

In this photo taken on Wednesday, April 25, 2012, Taiwanese photographer Tou Chih-kang hangs his portraits of the final moments in the lives of shelter dogs for a public exhibition in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan. -- PHOTO: AP TAOYUAN, Taiwan (AP) - The photographer gingerly places a small, mixed-breed puppy on a platform in his make-shift studio at an animal shelter in northern Taiwan. The dog looks about 2 months old, with alert, trusting eyes and a shiny black coat. Mr Tou Chih-kang captures expressions, personality. He creates the kind of photos that any pet owner would love to have. This puppy has no owner and will not get one. Once its photo shoot is over, it will be taken away by vets to be put down. Mr Tou has been recording the last moments of canines at the Taoyuan Animal Shelter for two years. He has captured the images of some 400 dogs, most of which were pets aban...

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